Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

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Birthday Candle Birdbrain

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Had a last minute birthday request! So I whipped this together tonight…thank you Lord for card sketches and husbands that will color in Photoshop with a minutes notice!

I used sketch #5 in the Feb 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is MojoBella #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Bubblegum, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (Sugar Shoppe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: Cricut expressions2, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

PigWit with Balloons

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I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)

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SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

Heartfelt Thank You

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One of my friends requested this card. She follows Cards for Cops Facebook page and saw that they were requesting Thank You cards to be sent to the lady in Baton Rouge that helped the police officer that was in a fight for his life. You can read about it here: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_7e51e442-f7a1-11e6-a824-0f1df04e51e0.html

So I remembered this sweet angel, Angel Caroline, done by Faith a long time ago (before she renamed the store to From the Heart Stamps). I colored her up with my minimal Photoshop skills and put stickles on her wings. Probably shouldn’t have covered the smaller parts and it just bleed over the black but I still think it looks okay. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #198 for my inspiration. I used the colors from the I {heart} Sketch challenge #163.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites category

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Angel Caroline from Faith @ From the Heart Stamps (it was from her first store Design2Delight)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Blue Oasis, white)
Patterned Paper: Not sure very old paper with no name
Inks: colored in Photoshop by me (very basic)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Stickles Glitter Glue (frosted lace), Cricut Expressions 2, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cutterbee scissors, sentiment – rub on.

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Coffee Cafe Birthday

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I needed a birthday card for girl that likes coffee. I’m so glad Faith at From the Heart Stamps was able to re-open her store and is doing so well in her battle with brain cancer. My husband colored the image in Photoshop…did an amazing job…look at the steam from the coffee!! I struggled with this sketch a bit but think it turned out okay. They all can’t be our favorites, right?!! I was trying to make the blue pieces represent the napkin in the image so I embossed them with the closest “napkin feel” embossing folder and distressed the edges. I used Sketch #3 from the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is Sketch Saturday#448.
SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Coffee and Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (walnut)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder, Darice Wire Fence Embossing folder, Making Memories Edge Scraper

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Wine Birthday and Friendship

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I had an order for a birthday card for a lady that is in her 70’s with the following inside: “Wine improves with age —
We like it more the older we get!”
This is what I came up with!
I sent a photo this morning and she loved it!

I used MOJObella sketch #25 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. I used the MOJObella skektch #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps (I cut the bird off so I could just have the wine bottle and glass)
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill green, french vanilla), American Crafts (Blossom)
Inks: my husband colored the digital image in photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet printer)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folders (dots, happy birthday), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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So I realized in looking through my cards I made this at the beginning of 2016 and forgot to post it. This was for a lady that liked a tea/coffee card I did with the same sentiment  but wanted it to say wine. I used the same image, Birdbrain wine, by From the Heart Stamps and just left the bird off.

I can’t remember what sketch I used but if I find it I will update my post.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps

Inks: Husband colored the image in Photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder,

Birdbrain Get Well

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Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape


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